Concealed Handgun License

Records Division
Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 1:30pm
Closed on all legal holidays
No Appointments
Walk-Ins Only


CHL Division   Phone: 330-480-5030   Fax: 330-480-4981

Monday - Mahoning County Residents Only
Tuesday  - Concealed Carry Handgun Applications
Wednesday - Concealed Carry Handgun Applications
Thursday - Concealed Carry Handgun Applications
Friday - Background Checks Only 

**No Concealed Handgun License Applications on Friday**


When applying you must bring:

  • Training Certificate (Training certificates are valid up to three years from class completion) Certificate must attest applicant has met Ohio training requirements for Concealed Handgun License  
  • Prior Issued Ohio Conceal Carry Permit - Permits can be renewed at any point prior to expiration date and any time after expiration date.  A new class is not required should your license be expired.
  • Completed Application
  • Passport Photo w/receipt - Photo must be less than 30 days old. 
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s license or Valid Ohio Identification Card


Concealed Handgun Permit application fees:

New CHL License Application
  • New license (resident of Ohio for 5+ years) - $67 
  • New license (resident of Ohio less than 5 years) - $77
  • Photo can be taken for an additional $15

Renewal CHL License Application
  • Renewal (resident of Ohio for 5+ years) - $50 
  • Renewal (resident of Ohio less than 5 years) - $60
  • Photo can be taken for an additional $15
  • A renewal license can be done at any point prior to expiration date and any time after expiration date.  A new class is not required should your license be expired.

House Bill 614 for Ohio Concealed Handgun License:
  • If your license is scheduled to expire between March 9, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the expiration date is extended by 90 days or until June 30, 2021, whichever is later.
  • Until June 30, 2021, you can apply for a license or renew a license at ANY sheriff office in Ohio. You are not limited to your home county or an adjacent county.



Temporary "Emergency" CCW License Application
  • Temporary Emergency (resident of Ohio for 5+ years) - $37
  • Temporary Emergency (resident of Ohio less than 5 years) - $47
  • Photo can be taken for an additional $15

Fees must be paid with Exact Cash , Credit Card or Money Order, made payable to Mahoning County Sheriff's Office.


Mailing Gun Permits: (Can only be mailed to the address located on the application) If you bring a self-addressed and stamped envelope, we can mail the new permit. For a renewal, the current permit must be surrendered before the updated permit can be mail out.


CHL Change of Address Notice Form (click here to download)
REV. 6/7/2018



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